Golub, M.R., 2021. Personal Names on Iron Age I Bronze Arrowheads:Characteristics and Implications. Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology , 2 , pp. 16-40.Abstract
This study analyzes 110 personal names found on 63 Phoenician
inscribed bronze arrowheads, each owned by a different individual.
Except for one item discovered in situ, all the arrowheads came from
the antiquities market. Most of the arrowheads are paleographically
dated to the Iron Age I. The study reveals similarities between the
arrowhead onomasticon and the Iron Age II Phoenician onomasticon.
These similarities suggest that the arrowhead onomasticon is a typical
Phoenician collection of names and that most of the arrowheads are
probably authentic. The few differences between the two onomastica
may be attributed to changing onomastic trends over time, from the Iron
Age I to the Iron Age II.
Dvira, Z. & Barkay, G., 2021. Clay Sealings from the Temple Mountand Their Use in the Temple and Royal Treasuries. Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology , 2 , pp. 41-75.Abstract
In the course of sifting earth removed from the Temple Mount in
Jerusalem, dozens of clay sealings from the First Temple period were
recovered. Among them was a sealing bearing the name of the priestly
family of Immer. In-depth study of the writing on the sealing, as well
as the fabric imprint on its reverse, indicated with a high probability
that this sealing was used in the Temple treasury. The article reviews
the function and use of sealings in the administration of ancient Near
Eastern treasuries and the significance of sealings with a textile imprint
on their reverse. The study revealed similar patterns in the finds near the
“Royal Building” exposed in the Ophel excavations, and we therefore
suggest identifying it with Judah’s royal treasury.
Rollston, C., et al., 2021. The Jerubba‘al Inscription from Khirbet al-Ra‘i:A Proto-Canaanite (Early Alphabetic) Inscription. Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology , 2 , pp. 1-15.Abstract
This article presents a Proto-Canaanite inscription written in ink on a
jug. It was unearthed in 2019 at Khirbet al-Ra‘i, located 4 km west of Tel
Lachish, in a level dated to the late twelfth or early eleventh century BCE.
Only part of the inscription had survived, with five letters indicating the
personal name Yrb‘l ( Jerubba‘al). This name also appears in the biblical
tradition, more or less in the same era: “[Gideon] from that day was
called Yrb‘l” ( Judg. 6:31–32). This inscription, together with similar
inscriptions from Beth-Shemesh and Khirbet Qeiyafa, contributes to a
better understanding of the distribution of theophoric names with the
element ba‘al in the eleventh–tenth centuries BCE in Judah.